The neo-cons want the Democrats to take the House.
Tom Lantos, the current Ranking and potential Chair, is an Iraq War
voter, and is constantly viciously lying on the House Floor about Iran.
He does the Bush administration proud.
Jim Leach, who will take over as Chair if the Republicans maintain
control, voted against the Iraq War. He voted against the rule which
prevented debate on the Hunter Amendment (the faked up fuck-with-John-Murtha
amendment). The vote on the rule was the real vote, not the 403-3 vote
on the amendment itself.
Leach, in the 5% most liberal Republicans in the House (if not the most
liberal) bucked his party both times, against the Iraq War and against the rule.
I don't know why.
I don't even much care why.
But I do know that this is unacceptable to Fox News and the
neo-conservatives, who have no choice but to work for a Democrat victory
in 2006 in the US House. The next ranking Democrats in the House Int'l
Relations Committee, Berman and Ackerman, were both also Iraq War
So, in my own Congressional District (NH-2), I have the co-Chair of the Tuesday
Group, the centrist Republican caucus, Charles Bass. Bass is a non-entity on International
issues. His contender is a Democrat, Paul Hodes, who is happy to jump on the Kill-Iranians-Dead! bandwagon.
I want to run against them both.